|Chemical name: Atropine
Brand name: Atropen
Typical type: Injection1
Atropen is a medication used to treat poisoning by specific substances and insecticides. The Atropen injector pen is only available as a name brand.
Atropen is a medication that contains the active ingredient atropine. Atropen is used as an antidote for poisoning from insecticides and nerve agents that contain cholinesterase.
Atropen contains the active ingredient Atropine. Atropine itself (not in the Atropen injector form) may be used for a number of other more common medical treatments, including pupil dilation before eye exams or eye procedures.
Common side effects include blurry eyes, constipation, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, dilated pupils, pain where the shot was given, upset stomach and vomiting.
While Medicare plans do not typically cover Atropen, many Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover other retail prescription drugs.
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The Atropen injector pen should only be used to treat nerve agent and insecticide poisoning. You should seek medical attention immediately after an Atropen injection.
Mild Atropen symptoms include blurred vision, changes in heart rate, chest tightness, coughing, muscle twitching, nausea, runny nose, stomach cramps, vomiting or wheezing.
Severe symptoms include severe trouble breathing, confused/strange behavior, involuntary defecation, severe muscle twitching or weakness, severe coughing, seizure, fainting and involuntary urination.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.